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On Saturdays Kids Ride Free on the COASTER in February, March and April


Last updated 2/8/2007 at Noon

OCEANSIDE- For families looking for a fun and inexpensive weekend outing, a COASTER train ride is a perfect way to reach many destinations in North County, Old Town or downtown San Diego. On Saturdays during the next three months, children ages 12 and under ride free on the COASTER when riding with a fare paying adult. The COASTER operates four southbound and four northbound trains each Saturday.

With plenty of parking available on Saturdays at the COASTER’s North County stations, it’s easy to catch the COASTER for a joy ride or to reach many of the region’s fun attractions. Suggested destinations and schedule information about NCTD’s COASTER are available at Schedule information is also available by calling 1-800-COMMUTE (1-800-266-6883), after March 1, simply dial 511.

Up to two children are allowed to ride free with every fare paying adult. Only valid COASTER ticket and pass holders are eligible to transfer for free to NCTD BREEZE buses, MTS buses, and the San Diego Trolley. All others must pay full fare to ride the Trolley or bus systems.

NCTD supplies public transportation for all of North San Diego County. The BREEZE has a fleet of 165 buses covering 53 fixed routes including four COASTER Connection routes. The COASTER commuter rail service operates at eight stations between Oceanside and San Diego. It includes seven locomotives and 28 bi-level passenger train cars providing 122 trips each week.


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